Late-night lampoon of Alabama spurs high-tech drone plan

Late-night lampoon of Alabama spurs high-tech drone plan

Dr. Arie Nakhmani, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UAB,left, and Ali Darwish, graduate student in electrical and computer engineering at UAB, holding a quadcopter drone they envision as a soluton to the problem of inspecting aging dams. (Steve Wood UAB Photo) It all started when Ali Darwish saw late night “news” comedians Jon Stewart and John Oliver poking fun at Alabama. This time it wasn’t about politics […]

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Drone hijackings on police radar

Drone hijackings on police radar

Airborne interception. Pic: iStock Criminals using drones, quadcoptors and other unmanned aerial systems to avoid detection by police and law enforcement will soon find their new toys hijacked to provide evidence against them if an ASX-listed technology developer and exported gets its way. As prison authorities, drug agencies and police try to get to grips with criminals and gangs flying everything from drugs and weapons over prison walls, ominously named […]

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People’s Drone 1

People’s Drone 1

People’s Drone PD-1 UAS is a complete solution that consist of a light-weight 3 m wing span UAV platform equipped with a fuel engine, gimbal and ground control station. Other payloads are also available upon request. PD-1is suitable for surveillance, aero photo mapping and other applications. Click here to view original web page at www.suasnews.com

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8 tips to avoid drone disasters

8 tips to avoid drone disasters

So you’ve decided to buy your first unmanned aerial vehicle. You’re in good company. There’s no better time to jump on the drone bandwagon; UAVs are cheaper, more advanced, and more varied in model and design than ever. The Federal Aviation Administration predicted that sales of drones will jump from 2.5 million this year to 7 million by 2020. Ask any devoted drone owner, and they’ll surely talk your ear […]

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VR-Eye Spherical vision camera

VR-Eye Spherical vision camera

This is a single lens spherical vision camera capable of streaming 360 x 240 degrees Field of View (FOV) video. It is optimized for drones and robotics due to its small size and weight. The viewer can visualize the live or recorded stream as either a 3D georegistered video bubble placed on the map or enter the sphere for a more immersive experience. Additional viewing modes are: “Virtual pan-tilt”, “target […]

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Strike the right balance on drone policy

Strike the right balance on drone policy

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly referred to as drones — are on the cusp of a major commercial trial that has the power to save thousands of lives. This pilot program isn’t taking place in the Bay Area or Boise or Boston. Instead, it will take place 7,200 miles away — in Rwanda. UPS and Zipline are working on a project to use drones to deliver blood and […]

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